Handbook of Object Novelty Recognition

Handbook of Object Novelty Recognition

1st Edition - November 16, 2018

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  • Editors: Abdel Ennaceur, Maria de Souza Silva
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128120149
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128120125

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Handbook of Object Novelty Recognition, Volume 26, synthesizes the empirical and theoretical advances in the field of object recognition and memory that have occurred since the development of the spontaneous object recognition task. The book is divided into four sections, covering vision and perception of object features and attributions, definitions of concepts that are associated with object recognition, the influence of brain lesions and drugs on various memory functions and processes, and models of neuropsychiatric disorders based on spontaneous object recognition tasks. A final section covers genetic and developmental studies and gender and hormone studies.

Key Features

  • Details the brain structures and the neural circuits that underlie memory of objects, including vision and olfaction
  • Provides a thorough description of the object novelty recognition task, variations on the basic task, and methods and techniques to help researchers avoid common pitfalls
  • Assists researchers in understanding all aspects of object memory, conducting object novelty recognition tests, and producing reliable, reproducible results


Advanced students and researchers in behavioral neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, neuropsychology, and neuropharmacology

Table of Contents

      1. Object Novelty Recognition Memory
      2. Theories and Concepts
      3. Object Novelty Memory Tests: Methods, Test Procedures and Measurements
      4. The Mouse Visual System and Visual Perception
      5. Methodological Approaches to the Behavioural Investigation of Visual Perception in Rodents
      6. Exploiting Novelty and Oddity Exploratory Preferences in Rodents to Study Multisensory Object Memory and Perception
      7. Variants of the Spontaneous Recognition Procedure Assessing Multisensory Integration Reveal Behavioral Alterations in Rodent Models of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders
      8. Visual Object Recognition Task: A Translational Paradigm to Evaluate Sustained Attention Across Species
      9. Object Novelty and Object Location Recognition Memory in Fish – Recent Advances
      10. Integration of Human Eye-Tracking Responses and Object Recognition Test Performance
      11. Developmental Trajectories of Object and Spatial Recognition Memory in Infant Rhesus Macaques
      12. Perirhinal Cortex Lesions and Spontaneous Object Recognition Memory in Rats: Detecting Novelty But Not Distinguishing Novelty
      13. Using the Spontaneous Object Recognition Memory Tasks to Uncover the Neural Circuitry of Recognition Memory: The Importance of Thalamic Nuclei
      14. The Hippocampal-Cortical Networks Subserving Episodic Memory and Its Component Memory Systems for Object, Place and Temporal Order
      15. The Papez Circuit and Recognition Memory: Contributions of the Medial Diencephalon and Retrosplenial Cortex to What, Where and When Aspects of Object Recognition Memory
      16. Correlates of Object Exploration and Recognition Memory in Mouse Anterior Cingulate Cortex
      17. The Amygdala and Emotional Arousal Effects on Object Recognition Memory
      18. Immediate-Early Gene Expression in Neural Circuits Related to Object Recognition Memory
      19. Item-Place Encoding Through Hippocampal Long-Term Depression
      20. The Contribution of Recollection, Familiarity and Discrimination to Object Recognition Deficits in Advanced Age
      21. The Value of the Object Recognition Paradigm in Investigating Animal Models of Alzheimer's Disease: Advances and Future Directions
      22. Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries and Object Recognition
      23. The Use of Object Recognition Task in Animal Models of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
      24. The Neuropharmacology of What, Where, When: How Dopamine Modulates Recognition Memory for Objects and Their Contexts
      25. The Role of Cholinergic System in Novel Object Recognition
      26. Nicotinic Receptor Ligands and Novel Object Recognition
      27. Novel Object Recognition Test in Rodents: Which Roles for Serotonin Receptors?
      28. Object Recognition and Object Location Recognition Memory – The Role of Dopamine and Noradrenaline
      29. Histaminergic Modulation of Recognition Memory
      30. The Roles of Neurotrophins in Novel Object Recognition
      31. Cannabinoid Modulation of Object Recognition and Location Memory—A Preclinical Assessment
      32. Hormonal Regulation of Object Memory Consolidation
      33. The Role of Sex and Sex Steroids in the Novel Object Recognition Task
      34. Sex Differences in Cognitive Responses to Stress in Rodents
      35. Glutamate Signalling in Object Novelty Recognition Memory Tests
      36. The Role of Ketamine in Object Recognition Memory in Rodents
      37. Nitrinergic Signalling in Object Novelty Recognition
      38. Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors in Object Recognition and Object Location Memory Test

Product details

  • No. of pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: November 16, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128120149
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128120125

About the Series Volume Editors

Abdel Ennaceur

Dr Abdelkader Ennaceur is a Senior Lecturer in Therapeutics in the Department of Pharmacy, Health and Well-being at the University of Sunderland. His research focuses on the brain structures and neurochemical systems that underlie learning and memory, and emotion. He has developed a number of behavioral tasks for rodents that assess anxiety, learning, and memory, and these behavioral tasks form the basis of his current research projects. He has authored nearly 40 scholarly publications and in 2013 was guest editor of 25 Years of Object Recognition, a special issue of Behavioural Brain Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Therapeutics, Faculty of Applied Science, Department of Pharmacy, Health and Well-being, University of Sunderland, UK

Maria de Souza Silva

Dr. Maria de Souza Silva is deputy director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Dusseldorf. Her research investigates learning and memory processes with different behavioral paradigms and the characterization of their neurochemical mechanisms, especially the cholinergic system of the basal forebrain. The focus of this work is on the investigation of the role of neurokinin receptors (NK1, NK2 and NK3) in rodents and their involvement in aging-associated deficits. In parallel, she also investigates the development of new animal models of learning/memory and the investigation of alternative ways of drug administration for targeting the brain. She is the author of nearly 100 scholarly publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Director, Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Düsseldorf, Germany

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  • Paul F. Sat Dec 01 2018

    Handbook of Object novelty recognition

    Outstanding piece of work edited by the inventor of the original spontaneous memory test now finally named grammatically correct: "Object novelty recognition"